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An Eisenhower Fellow’s Guide to Apps and Tools During the Fellowship

As an Eisenhower Fellow, we are to make sure that we maximize our time and resources at all times. We are to be meeting not less than 40-50 people or organizations in a span of 7 weeks. It is thus imperative that we make the best out of what technology has to offer. Here’s a quick guide of the apps and tools that proved to be most useful during fellowship.       Office Lense is an app that helps you scan documents, brochures and other printed materials. Don’t lug all those papers and documents with you. Every spare kilo...

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Thank you Syntactics Family!

During my Seven-week trip in the US as an Eisenhower Fellow, I was constantly asked how I could endure being away from the company for seven weeks without worrying at all. I always replied that I was very fortunate because I have a team that I can rely on to take care of things while I was away. During my travels, I only worked 1 to 2 hours per day, either at the beginning or at the end of the day to get updates and respond to emails. The nitty gritty details however of managing the divisions and making sure that everything was going smoothly back at the office were done by the team. This enabled me to focus on my objectives for my fellowship and make the most of the wonderful opportunity given to us.

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Reflections After My Eisenhower Fellowship

The seven-week fellowship program has just ended, but the real work is about to begin. Eisenhower Fellowships has opened so many doors for me and have connected me with the brightest and best individuals and organizations to help me take another step in my journey in creating more jobs through Information Technology. I am to go home to my dear motherland and start implementing the best of what I have learned here in the USA. During my seven weeks of going around the US and meeting people, I have listed down some things in my thoughts and reflections that I would like to share.

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Eisenhower Fellowships

A passionate advocate for the tech sector as a transformative economic tool, Stephanie Caragos uses IT mentoring and business development to deliver a higher standard of living to college graduates from low income Mindanao families. Her efforts have helped make Mindanao a tech center, increased the pool of IT talent, and enhanced prosperity and quality of life. After founding her own tech outsourcing company, Syntactics, in 2005, Caragos launched, a social enterprise that pairs local tech college graduates with Syntactics career mentors. While on her fellowship Caragos will explore mentoring and business models that can inform her expansion...

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